Clan Hay

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Welcome to Clan Hay

Clan Hay

Clan Hay descends from the Norman family of de la Haye (de Haya).

Clan Hay Team
Team Leader TBD
Team MembersRichard Hay, Joe Hay, Mark Sutherland-Fisher
Clan Chief: Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay, the 24th Earl of Erroll, the Lord Hay, the Lord Slains, Baronet and Chief of the Name and Arms of Hay.
Crest: Issuing out of a crest coronet a falcon volant Proper, armed, jessed and belted Or
Slogan/War Cry: "A Hay! A Hay!"
Historic Seat:
Plant badge: Mistletoe
Pipe music:
Gaelic name:

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Hay together with members bearing the name Hay, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Hay.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Hay on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Hay.


Alderston Ayer Bagra Beagrie Conn (Aberdeenshire only) Constable Delahaye Delgaty Du Plessis Dupplin Errol Garrow Geary Gifford Hayden Haye Hayes Hayle Haynes Hays Hayton Hayward Hey Hye Kinnoul Laxfirth Leask* Leith Locherworth Logie Macara MacGaradh McKester Peebles Phillips (Aberdeenshire only) Slains Turriff Tweeddale Yester Zester

Clan History

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Earl of Erroll is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1453 for Sir William Hay. The subsidiary titles held by the Earl of Erroll are Lord Hay (created 1449) and Lord Slains (1452), both in the Peerage of Scotland. The Earls of Erroll also hold the hereditary office of Lord High Constable of Scotland. The office was once associated with great power. The Earls of Erroll hold the hereditary title of Chief of Clan Hay.

Earls of Erroll (1453)

William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll (d. c. 1462)
Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll (d. 1470)
William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll (d. 1507)
William Hay, 4th Earl of Erroll (d. 1513)
William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll (d. 1541)
William Hay, 6th Earl of Erroll (c. 1521–1541)
George Hay, 7th Earl of Erroll (d. 1573)
Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll (d. 1585)
Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll (d. 1631)
William Hay, 10th Earl of Erroll (d. 1636 or 1650)
Gilbert Hay, 11th Earl of Erroll (d. 1674)
John Hay, 12th Earl of Erroll (d. 1704)
Charles Hay, 13th Earl of Erroll (d. 1717)
Mary Hay, 14th Countess of Erroll (d. 1758)
James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll (1726–1778)
George Hay, 16th Earl of Erroll (1767–1798)
William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll (1772–1819)
William George Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll (1801–1846)
William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (1823–1891)
Charles Gore Hay, 20th Earl of Erroll (1852–1927)
Victor Alexander Sereld Hay, 21st Earl of Erroll (1876–1928)
Josslyn Victor Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll (1901–1941)
Diana Denyse Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll (1926–1978)
Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll (b. 1948)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Harry Thomas William Hay, Lord Hay (b. 1984).

Hay of Kinfauns

4 May 1627: 1st Lord Hay of Kinfauns (George Hay, 1571 – 16 December 1634)
4 May 1627: 1st Viscount Dupplin (George Hay, 1571 – 16 December 1634)
25 May 1633: 1st Earl of Kinnoull (George Hay, 1571 – 16 December 1634)
16 December 1634: 2nd Earl of Kinnoull (George Hay, ? – 1644)
3rd Earl of Kinnoull (George Hay) died ca. 20 Nov 1649, the Earldom went to his brother.
4th Earl of Kinnoull (William Hay) died ca. mar 1677
5th Earl of Kinnoull (George Hay), died 1687 the Earldom went to his brother
6th Earl of Kinnoull (William Hay) died 10 May 1709. Married Lady Catherine Cecil. The title went to his cousin, by virtue of a re-grant: Thomas was son of George, son of Francis, son of Peter, son of Peter, 4th of Megginch and father of George 1st. Earl of Kinnoull.
Thomas Hay, 1st Viscount Dupplin, 7th Earl of Kinnoull born ca.1660, died 5 Jan 1718/19
George Henry Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull (23 Jun 1689-28 Jul 1758)
1938: 15th Earl of Kinnoull Arthur William George Patrick Hay, (1935 - in life)

Hay of Cromlix

5 October 1718: 1st Earl of Inverness (John Hay, 1691 – 1740)
5 October 1718: 1st Viscount of Innerpaphrie (John Hay, 1691 – 1740)
5 October 1718: 1st Lord Cromlix and Erne (John Hay, 1691 – 1740)

Hay of Pedwardine

31 December 1711: 1st Baron Hay of Pedwardine (George Hay, ? – 29 July 1758)

Hay of Sawley

29 June 1615: 1st Baron Hay of Sawley (James Hay, 1580 – 25 April 1636)
1622: 1st Earl of Carlisle (James Hay, 1580 – 25 April 1636)
25 April 1636 2nd Earl of Carlisle (James Hay, 1612 – 30 October 1660)

Hay of Yester

29 January 1488: 1st Lord Hay of Yester (John Hay, 1450 – October 1508)
October 1508: 2nd Lord Hay of Yester (John Hay, ? – 9 September 1513)
9 September 1513: 3rd Lord Hay of Yester (John Hay, ? – 1543)
1543: 4th Lord Hay of Yester (John Hay, ? – 1557)
1557: 5th Lord Hay of Yester (William Hay, ? – August 1586)
August 1586: 6th Lord Hay of Yester (William Hay, ? – 10 May 1591)
10 May 1591: 7th Lord Hay of Yester (James Hay, ? – 3 February 1609)
3 February 1609: 8th Lord Hay of Yester (John Hay, 1593 – 1653)
1646: 1st Earl of Tweeddale (John Hay, 1593 – 1653)
1653: 2nd Earl of Tweeddale (John Hay, 1626 – 1697
1694: 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (John Hay, 1626 – 1697)
1697: 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale (John Hay 1645 – 1713)
1714: 1st Lord of Hay of Newhall (William Hay, 1689 – 31 October 1723)
31 October 1723: 2nd Lord of Hay of Newhall (John Hay, ? – 174
1743: 3rd Lord of Hay of Newhall (George Hay, ? – 1787)
1787: 4th Lord of Hay of Newhall (William Hay, ? – ?)
17..: 5th Lord of Hay of Newhall (Edward Hay, ? – ?)
17..: 6th Lord of Hay of Newhall (John Hay Mackenzie, ? – 1749
1749: 7th Lord of Hay of Newhall (George Hay, ? – 1876)
2005: 14th Marquess of Tweeddale (Charles David Montagu Hay 1947 – in life)
1694: 1st Earl of Gifford
1694: 1st Viscount of Walden
1881: 1st Baron Tweeddale, of Yester in the County of Haddington

Allied Clans

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line can be summarized and integrated into this team page. Detailed information can be moved to additional Clan pages.


Old Slains Castle

New Slains Castle

Yester Castle Gifford/Giffard then Hay

Yester Castle ruins in 1814

Yester House

See Also:

Clan Name Crest Badge Earl of

Erroll arms

Hay Crest Lands Tartan




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